The Five Must-See Shows in OC This Week
Oakland rapper G-Eazy is coming down south to his home state with a show at the Observatory after a long string of high-profile gigs, including opening for Lil' Wayne and T.I. Rocking his greaser haircut and signature doo-wop flow, G-Eazy is opening up his sound to a more mainstream hip-hop audience. G-Eazy grew up with rap wildcard Lil' B but represents an entirely different, much more serious attitude. After taking the time to graduate from Loyola University, this rapper cracked down and became serious about his music career. Now with both feet in the game, G-Eazy is gaining traction faster than any up-and-comer we've seen this year.
Wednesday, August 28th
The grandfathers of heavy metal are still at it. Yes Ozzy is getting old, No it's not exactly what it used to be, but who cares, its Sabbath! In today's much calmer music world, no chickens have lost their heads and you can nap through most of the acts that play at the bigger venues in Orange County. In spring of this year the band dropped their first single and first Australian tour in 40 years. However, Black Sabbath is still one of the best live bands to walk the planet. They may not move around the way they used to, Ozzy may not hit every note, but there is something to be said about seeing legends do their thing on stage.
House of Blues
Huntington Beach's own The Originalites are playing one of their biggest shows yet as headliners at the House of Blues Anaheim. Up-and-comers in a genre that has made a name for itself in Orange County, the reggae rock group have set themselves apart by keeping it local, Often playing at the Surf City Street Fair on Tuesdays as well as taking many small local gigs. Taking influence from acts like Sublime and The Expendables, The Originalites have a lot to still accomplish. Having just released one album, the band has racked up a bunch of sponsors including Black Flys sunglasses and TK Burger but are really pushing at breaking out of the local bubble.